a Midwest Roots & Acoustic Music Community

an affiliate of Folk Alliance International

FARM is a Midwest Roots & Acoustic Music Community

an affiliate of Folk Alliance International

Countdown to FARM 2020








2020 Conference

October 22-26

Crowne Plaza Airport
Grand Rapids, MichigaN

Important Dates

Stay Tuned for 2020 Conference Deadlines.

In the meantime, you can scope out 2019 info all over the website for a couple more weeks.

Showcases Every Night

FARM offers a variety of showcase opportunities from the Official juried showcases to late night Private Showcasing, Midwest Radio Presents, Open Mics & our popular Performance Lane.

Keynote Address

Our Keynote Address this year will be delivered by the incomparable, Reverend Robert Jones, Sr. Robert is an inspirational singer, songwriter, storyteller and self-taught award-winning multi-instrumentalist.

Workshops & Panels

Join us for a diverse line-up of workshops and panels, on topics that address the changing face of the independent music business, as well as performance and instrument techniques.


From impromptu conversations in the hall or elevator, to late night jamming and song swaps and chats over a meal, it’s all about making connections!

News and Updates

FARM Announces 2020 Keynote Speaker!

FARM Announces 2020 Keynote Speaker!

FARM is so thrilled to announce our Keynote Address for 2020 will be given by the one and only master instrumentalist, storyteller, singer-songwriter, activist and author - JOHN McCUTCHEON John McCutcheon folk music's renaissance man — master instrumentalist, powerful...

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Basking in the Glow

Basking in the Glow

Basking in the Glow! Well, we’ve come to the end of another joyful, inspiring, successful FARM gathering and before we get back to our own individual realities, I wanted to send a quick message expressing my deepest gratitude to ALL those who helped make it happen;...

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Special Events at FARM

Special Events at FARM

Everyone Knows about the Workhshops and Showcases but did you know.... There are loads of other activities and opportunities happening all weekend? For example... we're planning a special stragglers song circle & jam session at the nearby Thornapple Brewing Co....

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FARM Mission Statement

Folk Alliance Region Midwest (FARM) is a regional chapter of Folk Alliance International (FAI). Our purposes are to promote traditional, contemporary and multi-cultural folk music and dance and related performing arts in our region, hold an annual regional conference, represent the interests of our members to FAI and carry out such other projects as are of benefit to FAI members in the Midwest.

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